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Healthy Sleep equals Healthy Body

August 1st, 2016

Did you know that sleep is one of the foundations of health and wellness? Sleep has a strong impact on your health, ability to fight disease, heal, and grow.

Similarly, your health can also influence the quality of your sleep. As such, it’s important to be aware that medical conditions that you have or suspect you have may be affecting your sleep each night.

Health conditions that affect our sleep

The following is a quick list of illnesses and conditions that can interfere with sleep. Use this when first assessing your sleep quality and as a reference guide as you continue your journey of personal sleep exploration.

  • Sleep Disorders
  • Women’s health issues including pregnancy, menopause, and the menstrual cycle.
  • Men’s health issues like prostate health.
  • Neurological health issues like head injury, migraine, seizures, Dementia, Alzheimer’s, or Parkinson’s disease.
  • Cardiovascular health issues including stroke, congestive heart failure, and heart attack.
  • Pain or discomfort issues including chronic pain, arthritis, and fibromyalgia.
  • Mental health issues such as depression and anxiety.
  • Chronic health issues including asthma, obesity, cancer, diabetes, thyroid disease, and acid reflux.
  • Temporary health issues such as congestion, the common cold, or kidney stones.
  • Medications, including prescription and OTC drugs.

Protecting your sleep

The silver lining is that as you explore how your own habits, behaviors, and health issues affect your sleep, you can start to pinpoint what conditions may be interfering with your rest. From there, you can now take the necessary steps to getting a better night’s sleep, every night.

* ResMed recorded and analysed 2,000,000 nights of sleep in the development of S+

** Users with average sleep scores between 50-60 improved their sleep by an average of 44.71 minutes per night after one week of use.

*** Below average users are those with an average sleep score below 75. Poor sleep is defined as an average sleep score between 50-60. Very poor sleep is defined as an average sleep score between 30-50. Users with average sleep scores between 30-50 improved their sleep by more than 70 minutes per night after one week of use. Aggregate S+ user data as of 03/19/2015. All data is derived from a sample size of [5932] users as of 03/19/2015. Your results may be different.

Note: S+ is not a medical device. If you are seeking information on how to treat a sleep disorder, you should talk to your healthcare provider.